Howlin' Wolf

Real Name:
Chester Arthur Burnett
Profile:
Blues singer, guitarist, harmonica player. A key figure in bridging the early Delta Blues with the more modern Electric Blues. His tutelage on the Mississippi Delta included guitar and showmanship from Charley Patton and harmonica teachings from Sonny Boy Williamson (2). By the end of the 1930's he was a fixture on the Southern Club scene. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on April 9, 1941 and discharged on November 3, 1943. He then moved near West Memphis, Arkansas. In 1948 he formed a band which included guitarists Willie Johnson (4) & Matt "Guitar" Murphy, harmonica player Little Junior Parker, and drummer Willie Steele (2). In 1951, Sam Phillips (2) recorded several songs by Howlin' Wolf at his Memphis Recording Service, and he became a local celebrity. After Leonard Chess secured his contract, The Wolf relocated to Chicago in 1952. It was in Chicago that his legendary status was secured. Playing with prominent blues musicians such as Willie Dixon, Jimmy Rogers and his longtime guitarist Hubert Sumlin, his everchanging lineups remained stellar thanks in part to Burnetts' admirable policies of paying his musicians well and on time, even including unemployment insurance and Social Security contributions, basically unheard of among his peers. Over the years many of his songs have been interpreted by rock bands, including "Little Red Rooster", "Back Door Man", "Killing Floor", & "Spoonful". Howlin Wolf, with his Memphis and Chicago recordings, his status and influence, surely is one of the vital links between Blues and Rock.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 (Early Influence).

Born June 10, 1910 West Point, Mississippi, USA.
Died January 10, 1976 Hines, Illinois, USA.
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Albums

LP 1434 Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' In The Moonlight album art Howlin' Wolf Moanin' In The Moonlight (Album, Comp) Chess LP 1434 US 1958 Sell This Version
LP 1469 Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf album art Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf (Album) Chess, Chess LP 1469 US 1962 Sell This Version
CLP 5240 Howlin' Wolf - Howling Wolf Sings The Blues album art Howling Wolf* Howling Wolf Sings The Blues (Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5240 US 1962 Sell This Version
LP 4031, LP-4031 Howlin' Wolf - Folk Festival Of The Blues album art Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson (2) - Folk Festival Of The Blues (Album) Argo (6), Argo (6) LP 4031, LP-4031 US 1963 Sell This Version
LP-1502 Howlin' Wolf - The Real Folk Blues album art Howlin' Wolf The Real Folk Blues (Album) Chess LP-1502 US 1965 Sell This Version
CHLS 1003 Howlin' Wolf - More Real Folk Blues album art Howling Wolf* More Real Folk Blues (Album) Chess CHLS 1003 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
LP-3010 Howlin' Wolf - The Super Super Blues Band album art Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley - The Super Super Blues Band (Album) Checker, Chess LP-3010 US 1967 Sell This Version
LP-1540, CH-1540 Howlin' Wolf - Evil album art Howlin' Wolf Evil (Album) Chess LP-1540, CH-1540 US 1969 Sell This Version
275017 Howlin' Wolf - The Howlin' Wolf Album album art Howlin' Wolf The Howlin' Wolf Album (Album) Cadet Concept 275017 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
6310 108 Howlin' Wolf - Message To The Young album art Howlin' Wolf Message To The Young (Album) Chess 6310 108 UK 1971 Sell This Version
CH-60008 Howlin' Wolf - The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions album art Howlin' Wolf Featuring Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts Howlin' Wolf Featuring Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts - The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (Album, Comp) Chess CH-60008 US 1971 Sell This Version
SC003, S.G.003 Howlin' Wolf - Going Back Home album art Howlin' Wolf Going Back Home (Album, Comp) Syndicate Chapter SC003, S.G.003 UK 1971 Sell This Version
CH50015 Howlin' Wolf - Live And Cookin' At Alice's Revisited album art Howlin' Wolf Live And Cookin' At Alice's Revisited (Album) Chess CH50015 US 1972 Sell This Version
BLPS 19173 Howlin' Wolf - The Back Door Wolf album art Howlin' Wolf The Back Door Wolf (Album) Chess BLPS 19173 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
CH 60026 Howlin' Wolf - London Revisited album art Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf - London Revisited (Album) Chess CH 60026 US 1974 Sell This Version
9033 418 Howlin' Wolf - Change My Way album art Howlin' Wolf Change My Way (Album) Chess 9033 418 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
AG9034 Howlin' Wolf - All Night Boogie album art Howlin' Wolf All Night Boogie (Album) Stack-O-Hits AG9034 US 1981 Sell This Version
CH-8200 Howlin' Wolf - Muddy & The Wolf album art Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf - Muddy & The Wolf (Comp) Chess CH-8200 US 1982 Sell This Version
CG 709-07 Howlin' Wolf - Live In Europe 1964 album art Howling Wolf* Live In Europe 1964 (Album) Sundown (6) CG 709-07 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
NR 120.000 Howlin' Wolf - Live 1975 album art Howlin' Wolf Live 1975(LP, Album, Ltd) Wolf Records (2) NR 120.000 Austria 1988 Sell This Version
NR 18038 Howlin' Wolf - For Week Of Aug. 7, 1989 album art Howlin' Wolf For Week Of Aug. 7, 1989(LP, Transcription) Pulsebeat Productions NR 18038 US 1989 Sell This Version
FC 082 CD Howlin' Wolf - Live In Cambridge, MA., 1966 album art Howlin' Wolf Live In Cambridge, MA., 1966 (Album) Fan Club FC 082 CD France 1991 Sell This Version
CP 6235 Howlin' Wolf - Live album art Howlin' Wolf Live(CD, Album) MasterTone CP 6235 UK 1996 Sell This Version
CD-1044 Howlin' Wolf - Demon Drivin' Blues Man album art Howlin' Wolf Demon Drivin' Blues Man Passport Audio CD-1044 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
PRCD 1871 Howlin' Wolf - Big City Blues & Howlin' Wolf In Warsaw album art Big City Blues (2) & Howlin' Wolf Big City Blues (2) & Howlin' Wolf - Big City Blues & Howlin' Wolf In Warsaw(CD, Album, Mono) Polskie Radio PRCD 1871 Poland 2015 Sell This Version